is Scott Walker a conservative?

Scott Walker: Nominee at Brokered Convention Will Be Someone ‘Not Currently Running’

Patrick Howley, Breitbart

Wisconsin governor Scott Walker said Thursday that in the event of a contested convention, the Republican nominee will likely be someone who is “not currently running.” “I think if it’s an open convention, it’s very likely it would be someone who’s not currently running,” Walker said.

Scott Walker tries to prove he's a national contender for president

Noah Bierman, LA Times

Walker is investing time, money and organizational resources in Iowa, which holds the nation’s first presidential nominating contest and neighbors his home state. But to rise above other leading Republican candidates, he needs to show strength in other regions of the country that have early primaries, including South Carolina.

Scott Walker’s USP

A unique selling proposition or USP is “The factor or consideration presented by a seller as the reason that one product or service is different from and better than that of the competition.” And in a field of 16 to 20 candidates, almost all of whom will claim to be “conservatives,” Walker has hit upon the one factor that consumers (Republican voters) are desperate to obtain and that distinguishes him from all of the others: fighting for a conservative agenda and winning.

Transcript: Read Full Text of Gov. Scott Walker’s Campaign Launch

Ryan Teague Beckwith, Time

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker launched his presidential campaign Monday with a speech in Waukesha, Wisconsin. Here is a transcript for the full remarks.

Scott Walker: Conservative Now, Moderate later?

Tim Alberta, National Journal

The son of a conservative small-town minister who showed his son how to be "pastoral," Walker has mastered the art of governing in a manner that mobilizes the party faithful while campaigning in a way that doesn't scare off moderates, independents, and even some Democrats. This misdirection has been the source of much of Walker's political success.

Walker sets July 13 announcement, filing with FEC

Tom LoBianco, CNN

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker plans to make his White House bid official Monday, July 13, in the Milwaukee suburb Waukesha. A Walker aide with knowledge of the rollout confirmed the plan Thursday morning on condition of anonymity because no public declaration has been made yet. The aide also said that Walker will be filing paperwork with the Federal Election Commission shortly.

Walker: Why I’m Considering Running for President

Gov. Scott Walker, RedState

Over the past several months, I’ve had the privilege of traveling around the country with Our American Revival, sharing our message of how to tackle difficult problems and repeatedly win tough policy fights with bold, conservative reforms.

Walker & Rubio: Contrasting Rivals or Dream Ticket?

Caitlin Huey-Burns, RCP
Marco Rubio and Scott Walker are both 40-something, fast-rising Republican stars who are building presidential campaigns on the notion that a fresh-faced candidate from humble beginnings is best equipped to defeat Hillary Clinton —and, before her, Jeb Bush. So well positioned, in fact, that Walker floated the idea that they both might be on the GOP ticket as the presidential and vice presidential nominees come November 2016.

Scott Walker Faces Revolt Back Home

JR Ross, Politico

As Walker prepares for a presidential run, he is increasingly speaking to national audience rather than a Wisconsin one. Instead of crisscrossing Wisconsin to get his budget passed, Walker’s calendar is filling up with trips to swing states, like his visit last weekend to Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst’s “Roast and Ride,” a motorcycle-themed political fundraiser. In Wisconsin, however, GOP state lawmakers aren’t nearly as enthusiastic about an agenda some see as geared more toward what plays well at those out-of-state stops than what’s best for the people back home. 

Behind Walker, a Longstanding Conservative Alliance Against Unions

Patrick Healy and Monica Davey, The New York Times

Addressing the assembled conservatives who had laid the groundwork for his transformation from county executive to governor, Mr. Walker did not disappoint, pledging to “go big and go bold” in office. In the months that followed, he would deliver on that promise, breaking Wisconsin’s public employee unions in a bitter battle, surviving a recall effort led by angry Democrats and making his fight the centerpiece of an as-yet-unannounced presidential campaign.

Enter Scott Walker, Stage Right

Thomas B. Edsall, The New York Times

As Scott Walker has transformed himself from a three-time statewide winner in blue-leaning Wisconsin to a hard-right Republican primary candidate, he has jumped to the head of the pack in Iowa and New Hampshire. Walker hopes to stand apart from Jeb Bush, a former Florida governor, and Marco Rubio, a Florida senator, who are both taking a more centrist approach. Walker intends to stake out the right side of the Republican spectrum and trump competitors for this niche like Senator Ted Cruz of Texas.